Government purchases 6 trains for new route from San José to Cartago

May 24, 2012

Temporary President Alfio Piva signed a contract May 24 with Spanish company FEVE to buy six trains that will travel between the capital, San José, and the eastern province of Cartago.

The contract allots an investment of $6 million for the trains, which are similar to those that operate between Heredia and San José.

Miguel Carabaguíaz, president of the Costa Rican Railroad Institute (INCOFER), said each train has the capacity to carry 180 people per trip.

The new route will be inaugurated with the traditional visit of the President to Cartago in September 14 (the day before Independence Day celebrations).

INCOFER authorities are also looking into extending service between Cartago and Heredia.

The trains need to be painted and coated with INCOFER colors and logos before they can be shipped to Costa Rica. They will be ready to begin operations in October.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Costa Rica issues invitation to Commission on Human Rights following murder of Bribrí leader
Costa Rica
450 views
Costa Rica
450 views

Costa Rica issues invitation to Commission on Human Rights following murder of Bribrí leader

AFP and The Tico Times - March 23, 2019

Costa Rica on Friday invited the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to visit indigenous territories in the country’s southern…

Costa Rica falls to Guatemala, 1-0, in soccer friendly
Costa Rica
503 views
Costa Rica
503 views

Costa Rica falls to Guatemala, 1-0, in soccer friendly

AFP and The Tico Times - March 23, 2019

The Guatemalan national soccer team defeated its Costa Rican counterparts 1-0 on Friday night in a friendly in the Guatemalan…

Vaccinating children against measles is ‘an obligation’ for adults in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
908 views
Costa Rica
908 views

Vaccinating children against measles is ‘an obligation’ for adults in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 23, 2019

Measles have been reintroduced in Costa Rica this year thanks to two foreign families that vacationed or reside here and…